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      Corruption delays Ukraine’s EU visa bid
      Jun15

      Corruption delays Ukraine’s EU visa bid

      EU fears on corruption and organised crime are holding back Ukrainian people’s free access to Europe, according to initial EU talks on visas. …read more Source:...

      [Ticker] Threatening voters doesn’t work, says Dutch finance minister
      Jun14

      [Ticker] Threatening voters doesn’t work, says Dutch finance minister

      Threatening voters with dire consequences if they reject the EU is a bad campaign tactic, Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem has said. “I don’t think that is a good approach,” he told MEPs in the economic and financial affairs committee in response to a question about the EU referendum in the UK. He referred to the Dutch...

      Nato battalions to defend Baltic states and Poland
      Jun13

      Nato battalions to defend Baltic states and Poland

      Nato chief Stoltenberg said no one was talking about a military presence of this kind before Russia attacked Ukraine. …read more Source:...

      [Ticker] Dutch PM: EU-Ukraine deal referendum made no sense
      Jun13

      [Ticker] Dutch PM: EU-Ukraine deal referendum made no sense

      The Dutch referendum on the EU-Ukraine association agreement led to “disastrous results”, Dutch PM Rutte said on Monday. “I am totally, totally, totally against referenda on multilateral agreements, because it makes no sense, as we have seen with the Dutch referendum,” he said in a speech. Voters rejected deal in the...

      [Ticker] Bulgaria and Slovakia sign gas pipeline deal
      Jun10

      [Ticker] Bulgaria and Slovakia sign gas pipeline deal

      Gas pipeline operators in Bulgaria and Slovakia, Bulgartransgaz and Eustream, signed on Thursday an agreement to seek EU funding to build a new Eastring pipeline for future gas supplies. Eastring was proposed by Slovakia after the EU suspended the South Stream project, a pipeline to deliver gas from Russia. Eastring would link Slovakia with...

      [Ticker] French senators urge Hollande to ease Russia sanctions
      Jun09

      [Ticker] French senators urge Hollande to ease Russia sanctions

      French senators urged the government to ease EU sanctions against Russia, in a non-binding resolution on Wednesday. They said by 302 votes to 16 that the measures, which provoked Russian counter-sanctions that have hurt French farmers, should be “gradually and partially” lifted. Pro-Russia deputies pushed a similar non-binding...

      Dutch target June summit for talks on EU-Ukraine deal
      Jun08

      Dutch target June summit for talks on EU-Ukraine deal

      Talks held at bilateral levels so far did not lead to an agreement on the future of the EU-Ukraine treaty, which Dutch voters rejected in April. …read more Source:...

      EU likely to extend Russia sanctions before summit
      Jun07

      EU likely to extend Russia sanctions before summit

      The EU is preparing to extend its sanctions on Russia before the June summit, as Russian diplomats target winter instead. …read more Source:...

      [Ticker] Ukraine sacks its ambassador in Slovakia
      Jun07

      [Ticker] Ukraine sacks its ambassador in Slovakia

      Ukraine’s ambassador in Slovakia, Oleh Havasi, was sacked on 4 June after his wife tried to contraband 60,000 packages of cigarettes as diplomatic mail. In March, Kiev dismissed Borys Zaychuk, its ambassador in Prague, for links to a Ukrainian-Lebanese arms trader. Both men were nominated by Ukraine’s ex-president Viktor Yanukovych....

      [Ticker] Russia not cooperating on MH17 inquiry
      Jun04

      [Ticker] Russia not cooperating on MH17 inquiry

      Investigators into the MH17 disaster in Ukraine in 2014 on Friday complained that Russia is withholding information on Buk missiles, the type of projectile believed to have shot down the plane. The JIT – a team of criminal sleuths from the Netherlands, Australia, Malaysia, Belgium and Ukraine – said it will present its “first...